Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 07:18:42 -0600

From: Joan Livingston-Webber webber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CWIS.UNOMAHA.EDU

Subject: Re: Sam HAll

My listserv mail is getting hung up somewhere in cyberspace

and I just got Tuesday's postings. Someone asked for about the

song Sam Hall. The version I have on tape (milder than the one

I quoted) is sung by Tex Ritter and listed as traditional.

However, it may be Irish rather than English--the girl spoken

of in the song is "Molly." ("saw Molly in the crowd and I

hollered right outloud--hey Molly ain't ya proud?"). My tape

has no liner notes, so there's no other infomation--not even

the date of the recording.

I first found the song in the late 60's in a paperback book of

folk songs which I no longer have.


Joan Livingston-Webber webber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

"What gets better is the precision with which we vex each other."

-Clifford Geertz